Glenrothes projects benefit from Community Recovery Funding

Cllr Craig Walker

Councillors have approved almost £300,000 funding for four community projects in Glenrothes and its surrounds.

Glenrothes Area Committee members recommended funds from the Fife Community Recovery Fund should be allocated to four projects in and around Glenrothes.

The projects are:

  • £130,000 to the three Glenrothes high schools, where young people will be able to directly influence how money is spent in their local communities, using a participatory budgeting approach
  • £114,000 for a Capacity Building Worker, to lead on local community development and participation
  • £36,971.36 to create a One Stop Community Hub at Collydean Community Centre
  • £18,058.80 to repair the car park at Milton of Balgonie Village Hall

Cllr. Craig Walker, Chair of the Glenrothes Area Committee, said: “The Community Recovery Funding is to be used for projects which contribute to the recovery priorities in the Plan4Fife. These are: Community Wealth Building, Tackling Poverty, Economic Recovery and Climate.

“These projects will all help our response to the cost of living crisis, whether directly or indirectly. And they will benefit individuals, families and communities across the Glenrothes Area. The learning gained from these projects will be used to influence and direct future service delivery across the area.

“I’m particularly keen to see how the money for the participatory budgeting in the high schools is used and look forward to an update next year. Our young people are our future leaders. I can’t wait to see how they have engaged with this process, and hear about any learning we can take from this kind of approach with young people. “